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    Anything military from Roman times to the present day. Vintage and classic vehicles of all types.

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  1. MatchFuzee

    RAF land rover Breakdown/tow truck 1960's

    I wonder, is this a genuine Royal Navy Land Rover and crane. https://www.flickr.com/photos/44381054@N05/12352273095/in/photostream/
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    Looking for Clansman PRC344 EMERs

    VMARS Members only may obtain a free download of the documents:- https://moffatig.plus.com/emers/public/restricted_document_index.htm
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    Armour in Germany and the Law

    Sprengladunden, translates to explosives or explosive charges.
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    Allied Inflatable Tanks and Trucks in WW2

    Today's reply from Airfix:- Thank you for your email, I'm really sorry we do not have any records of this range of products.
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    1942 Ford Jeep

    Sold for £22,000
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    realguns.com

    Another option is a metal replica. I'm sure that there are forum members who can recommend one or more makers.
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    Cooking Insulators/Flasks - Wanted

    Looking for an M101A2 Trailer! Overland & Highway have a 1952 Dodge M37 ¾-Ton Truck W/Winch and M101 Trailer for sale. It was on eBay but didn't sell, so worth asking if the trailer is an A2 and if it is, is it available on its own. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/273635067279 https://www.overlandandhighway.co.uk/dodgem37997uxb
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    Bofors technical information ?

    Have you tried any of these? https://history.saab.com/en/archive/ I have only found images of the Bofors in the archive. There don't appear to be any contact details, perhaps Saab can help:- https://saab.com/ In 1999 the company Bofors Test Center, now owned by Saab Dynamics, BAE Systems and Eurenco Bofors, was formed:- https://www.testcenter.se/about-us/history/ Weapon Systems Sweden (Bofors) is a part of BAE Systems’ Weapon Systems:- https://www.baesystems.com/en/our-companies/our-businesses/platforms-and-services/locations/sweden Have you taken the springs and/or explained what you require to a spring maker?. If, you search "spring calculator" most of the sites that come have a Spring Rate Formula.
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    Bofors technical information ?

    A possibility, the archives:- https://royalarmouries.org/collection/
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    British Army Robot Wars

    Isaac Asimov's "Three Laws of Robotics. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
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    Allied Inflatable Tanks and Trucks in WW2

    I've contacted Airfix and hopefully someone there will know about WW2 production.
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    Allied Inflatable Tanks and Trucks in WW2

    Not wartime but before the Ferguson Tractor, in 1947, Airfix introduced injection moulding, initially producing pocket combs.
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    British Army Robot Wars

    No, there are at least 2 of us.
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    British Army Robot Wars

    It was used as a training aid, not as a fighting vehicle. Text in original Preserved Tanks In Britain (http://preservedtanks.com/Profile.aspx?UniqueID=2022 ) publication: Project Crazy Horse was initiated in 1987 to provide a manoeuvrable hard target for guided missile operators firing inert anti-tank rounds. 00EB33 was originally in service with the RAC Training Regiment at Catterick which was converted into a radio controlled target tank by RARDE Chertsey. The conversion involved removing the gun, ammunition stowage, radios and NBC system and then fitting hydraulic extensions to the driver’s steering controls that could be worked by a driver situated low down in the centre of the tank using a colour TV link to see outside. A very reduced fuel tank was also fitted to reduce the risk of the tank running away. On the firing range the driver would leave and operate the tank from a mobile command centre based in a modified Alvis Stormer control vehicle. Trials at Shoeburyness revealed that the tank could be controlled at a range of up to 6 km, the remote driver using a link to the tank’s camera equipment. The radio control equipment was supplied by the Skyleader company based on its model aircraft products. (Source: Museum Vehicle Record). This Chieftain was built as a Mark 1 by Vickers.
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